New BlackBerry KEY2 render shows the phone in Black

New BlackBerry KEY2 render shows the phone in Black
The BlackBerry KEY2 will be introduced by BlackBerry Mobile this Thursday. Yesterday, we showed you a leaked render of the device that was a little different than previous images of the phone. The reason? The silver metallic casing that surrounded the phone and housed the physical QWERTY keyboard was not seen before, even in photographs of the device published by China's TENAA regulatory agency.

We now know the reason for that. New renders of the KEY2 that tipster Evan Blass disseminated via tweet earlier today show the phone in Black. You might recall that in some markets, the BlackBerry KEYone was offered in a special Black edition in addition to the regular Silver model . Looks like BlackBerry Mobile is getting both color options out with the release of the sequel.

Yesterday, we also told you where you watch the live stream of the event. It starts at 10am EDT on Thursday, and will take place place in the Big Apple. If you can't watch the live stream, check in right here after the event for all of the information about the device including specs, pricing and availability.

source: @evleaks

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  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. rouyal

Posts: 1598; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I’d hit it

2. Cat97

Posts: 2020; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

So you can put in a good-looking plastic back that doesn't crack on the first drop like the glass ones ? Count me in !

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2512; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The back appears to be using the same material found on the back of the Passport Silver Edition. So it should prove to be grippy and a nice feel in the hand.

4. BGChicago

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Hard to believe they left the biggest complaint of KeyOne - capacitive touch keys right above the keyboard. Audience and reviewers were so vocal about this issue, TCL is deaf

5. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

That's my thought, too. I hope that navigation buttons won't be this phone's achilles heels

7. manu86king

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 05, 2016

If it comes with the newest android.. it will have the gesture based navigation hopefully .. that solves the problem right??

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